What Is Kpop
Kpop dance means Korean Pop Dance in a
longer term. It is a spin off from the Korean wave (or
Hallyu), which has gotten increasingly popular of late not just in asia, but
also in US and Europe.
The Korean Wave
The Korean wave first started off from all the sappy and romantic
Korean dramas in the early 2000s, and then
gradually broaden to the Korean pop music where Rain and BoA were known to be dominating the scene back
The few years saw a new generation of young artistes
exploding into the scene, many girl bands
and boy bands are formed. They are not just good in singing but also dancing.
Add on their good looks and these make them the perfect
The Rise Of Kpop Boy/Girl Bands
Many of these Kpop groups are young and
vibrant, portraying infectious high energy through their fast songs and live
dances on stage and in their music videos. A few of them even went on to become worldwide sensation, such as Wonder
Girls with their hit song 'Nobody' and its catchy dance moves. This is followed by Big Bang and recently Psy
for his youtube hit 'Gangam Style'.
In generic term, Kpop dance is the dance moves
that you see in the music videos of Kpop idol groups like SHinee, Brown
Eyed Girls etc. Due to the Korean wave culture, Kpop
dancing is increasingly popular among the youth, young adults and Korean wave fans of all ages, where many
aspire to dance like their idols or to what they see in the MVs.
This trend has spread across asia, including
Singapore, and even to US now. If you are also a Kpop fan, perhap its time to try something new this year
by picking up a new hobby like Kpop dance!